Yakama Nation Demands Accountability For Columbia River Sewage Spills

Members of the Yakama Nation say they want a seat at the table with local officials, environmental regulators and those responsible for spills in the Columbia River.

Turning to face the water behind her, Roxanne White recalled her ancestors’ memories of the Columbia River.

“At one point, if you can imagine, they would say you could walk off the backs of the salmon across the river,” said White, a Yakama Nation descendant. “Now they’re so minimal, and they’re sick. Just like our mother earth; just like our water.”

Source: Yakama Nation Demands Accountability For Columbia River Sewage Spills